Phillip Parente

Adj ClinAssProf


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Personal profile


Dr Philllip Parente trained at Monash University graduating with First Class Honours in 1993. He completed training in Medical Oncology 2001 and completed a 2 year Fellowship in Immunology and Melanoma at Ludwig Institute For Cancer Research at Austin Health. Initially he worked as a Medical Oncologist at both Eastern Health and Austin Health however since becoming Deputy Director of Medical Oncology Box Hill Hospital in 2005 has solely worked at Eastern Health. Currently Dr Parente is the Acting Director of Cancer Services Eastern Health.

His main areas of interest are Genitourinary Cancers, Lung Cancers and Melanoma and he is considered a clinical lead in these areas of oncology. With respect to oncology research he is principal investigator of numerous trials in his areas of interest. This has translated to numerous publications and presentations at local and international oncological conferences. He often gives presentations on his areas of interests to trainees and peers.

Dr Parente has a particular interest in teaching and training. He has been a Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Monash University since 2002. He has coordinated Year 3 medical student teaching at Eastern Health for last 10 years. He is on the National Examining Panel for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and was the chairperson of the Victorian Medical Oncology Trainee Program between 2006 - 2010 transforming the program into a centralised computer matching process which resulted in the program being the most competitive for oncology training in Australia.

Clinical activities

Acting Director of Medical Oncology - Box Hill

Medical Oncologist

Specialist Advisory Committee Member - Medical Oncology - Royal College of Physicians, Lead in Assessment

Research interests

Melanoma, Lung Cancer, Urological Cancers.

Supervision interests

Director of Undergraduate 3rd Year Teaching - Box Hill Hospital


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